Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Gift of Reading (Updated 17 Dec)

Yesterday I wrote this post about Amy's new campaign: Buy Books for the Holidays. Then I headed over to blogger and serendipity struck. There are some great lists coming together already.

At some point I plan to create an original post with some ideas you may enjoy. But in the meantime, I thought I would create a stopping place where you can come by to look for book ideas based on a theme of interest, OR, if you don't find what you're looking for, add a comment asking for assistance.

You will find lots of great titles listed at the Books for the Holidays blog. Amy's goal is broader than just children's books, so head over to the site regularly. Although many of you read lots of blogs, some of you don't. If you've got to have a book idea now, head over to Bildungsroman and Little Willow's page of booklists. Scroll to "Themes and Topics (Various Ages)" and every subject you can imagine is probably covered! She's also written a post with tips on how to make that perfect selection.

As I come across book ideas, I'll put them here. These are going to be books on a theme, not "best of" lists or individual titles. They will be a group of books on a theme for multiple ages. I'll list them in alphabetical order. If you'd like to add your list using Mr. Linky, please be sure to put your theme in the (parenthesis).

UPDATE: I have been collecting these lists in my blog reader and am adding them all at once to create a more comprehensive list.

~ Animal Lovers ~
Holiday Book s for Animal Lovers (Tricia at Miss Rumphius Effect)

~ Astronauts and all things space ~

Fly Me to the Moon (Becky at Young Readers)
Here Fishy Fishy (Becky at Young Readers))

~ Boy Books ~
Books for Boys (Carrie at 5 Minutes for Books)
The Sports Enthusiast (Sarah at the Reading Zone)

~ Books with More (Pairing a Book with another Item) ~
21 More Ways to Give a Book (MotherReader at MotherReader)


~ Fairies, Myths, Legends and Lore ~
The Tooth Fairy (Shelly at Write for a Reader)

~ Feelings and Understanding ~
The Day Leo Said I Hate You (Shelly at Write for a Reader)

~ Fantasy ~
Alternatives to Harry Potter (Reading Tub website)

~ Detective Stories ~
Calling All Girl Detectives (Reading Tub website)
Tween Book Buying Guide for the Holidays - The Detective (Sarah, the Reading Zone)

~ Graphic Novels ~
Tween Book Buying Guide for the Holidays - Graphic Novels (Sarah, the Reading Zone)

~History ~
When I Was Your Age (Abby, Abby (the) Librarian)

~ Mystery and Adventure ~
Mysteries and Adventures (Reading Tub website)

~ Nonfiction ~
Stocking our Nonfiction Shelves (Susan E. Goodman, I.N.K.: Interesting Nonfiction for Kids)
Tween Book Buying Guide for the Holidays - Non-Fiction (Sarah, the Reading Zone)
When I Was Your Age (Abby, Abby (the) Librarian)

~ Realistic Fiction ~
Tween Book Buying Guide for the Holidays - Realistic Fiction (Sarah, the Reading Zone)


~ Reluctant Readers (General) ~
Tween Book Buying Guide for the Holidays - The Reluctant Reader (Sarah, the Reading Zone)

~ Science Fiction and Fantasy ~
Tween Book Buying Guide for the Holidays - Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan (Sarah, the Reading Zone)

~ Seasonal Stories: Winter, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa~
Hannukah (Anne-Marie, My Readable Feast)
Holiday Book Bag (The Reading Tub)


~ Sports ~
The Sports Enthusiast (Sarah at the Reading Zone)

~ Tweens ~
The Detective (Sarah, the Reading Zone)
Graphic Novels (Sarah, the Reading Zone)
History (Abby, Abby (the) Librarian)
Non-Fiction((Sarah, the Reading Zone)
Picture Books for Big Kids (Abby, Abby (the) Librarian)
Realistic Fiction (Sarah, the Reading Zone)
Reluctant Readers (Sarah, the Reading Zone)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan (Sarah, the Reading Zone)

6 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I have a few I would recommend, but don't have a list. Could I just link to the reviews?

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  2. Let's do it! We don't want the early shoppers to miss out on great choices!

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  3. Thank you for the kind words and the link! :)

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  4. Thank you for the kind words and the links! :)

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  5. Just stopping by to say Hi, on the comment challenge.
    We're giving away three copies of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller at Book Dads.
    Could make someone a great holiday gift.

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  6. Terry, I just left a link to a review I did last night. It's here. It would make a great gift.

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